With the severe storms and flooding that just took place in Middle Tennessee on Aug. 21, now is a good time for individuals and communities to become participants in the National Flood Insurance Program. Just an inch of floodwater per 1,000 square feet can cost about $10,000 to repair. Yet, most private insurance companies do not cover flood damage.
If you have experienced losses in the severe storms and flooding that struck Dickson, Hickman, Houston and Humphreys counties on Aug. 21, you do not have to wait for your insurance settlement before you apply for FEMA aid.
May 9-15 is the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Preparedness week this year. The severe winter storms that caused millions of dollars in damage earlier this year, along with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, are important reminders disasters can impact anyone. Take the time now to make an emergency plan and take simple steps to protect your home and family from future disasters.
On March 24, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will host an online flood risk information open house for Allen County. The event will be presented using the Zoom teleconferencing service and will provide residents an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).